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From: "Dean Martin Rees Newman" <>
Subject: Re: [AUS-SAGEN] BONYTHON (SANTOS)
Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2007 18:06:10 +1000
Hi to All,
VMT to all who have replied to my request and for the detail given.
Still looking for an adult photo of Sir John Lavington Bonython.
Strange that there are so few photos on 'the net' in connection with such a famous South Australian family.
Sir John Langdon Senior seems to have a monopoly on them.
Have found one photo of Sir John Lavington taken in 1877 but the only ones I have found of John Langdon Junior I have gleaned from an old newspaper cutting.
> Original Message
> Sent: Thursday, 2 August 2007 5:07 PM
> Subject: [AUS-SAGEN] BONYTHON (SANTOS)
> Homage from the "Far North Coral Sea Coast"
> (Lat 17.5s Long 146.1e)
> Hi to All,
> Does SKS please have any personal information and/or photo for John Bonython
> AO (b.1905) of Santos Oil fame?
> He is presumably dead by now so there may be an obituary somewhere.
> I have it that he married Minnie Hope Rutherford in 1926 and they had three
> There is a deal available on his father (Sir John Lavington) and his
> grand-father (Sir John Langdon) but I have come across little on the man
> Look and you shall see
> Dean Newman, North Queensland Australia.
> "As time goes by"
> "Those who give all things. They who withhold have nothing"